NJ: I Don't Have a Problem, But Stop Me From Gambling
Until now, residents of New Jersey who wanted to prevent themselves from gambling, would need to place their names onto a list and admit that they have a gambling problem. After the passing of A2444, this law has now changed.
Under the New Jersey’s Self-Exclusion Bill, New Jersey residents will now be able to stop themselves from being able to gamble without admitting a gambling problem.
Current law requires a person who wants to request placement on a list of persons self-excluded from gaming activities at all New Jersey licensed casinos and simulcasting facilities, including Internet gaming activities, or from wagering activity through a wagering account for Internet gaming in this State, to acknowledge that the person is a problem gambler. This bill allows a person to request self-exclusion without signing a statement that the request is “because I am a problem gambler” or “because I am a problem Internet gambler.” A requester of voluntary exclusion may choose to be excluded for a minimum of one year, or for five years or a lifetime. The request for removal from the list of self-excluded persons may be submitted only after the chosen self-exclusion period has expired. If a person chooses the lifetime exclusion option, his or her name cannot be removed from the list.